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Blueprint for Glasgow’s ‘inner city’ canalside village

Words: Roger Milne
Forth and Clyde Canal

Glasgow City Council has approved a development framework for the ongoing redevelopment of the stretch of the canal corridor between Applecross Basin and Firhill Basin in Glasgow.

The blueprint for what is being described as the city’s inner city village involves an accessible linear park along the canal corridor including the Claypits green space.

The framework provides a long-term strategy for the sustainable development and regeneration of the area, to tackle issues such as vacant and derelict land, surface water management, connectivity and sustainable housing development.

The proposals involve an active travel network, including new canal crossings, to provide better pedestrian and cycling connections between communities and their respective services.

Also in the frame are 600 new homes at Hamiltonhill and the restoration of historic canalside buildings at Applecross Basin.

This framework was produced by urban design consultants LUC on behalf of the Glasgow Canal Regeneration Partnership. This involves Glasgow City Council, Scottish Canals, and BIGG Regeneration – and builds on the vision developed by stakeholders and members of local communities at a planning charrette in February 2015.

A report to the council on the framework can be found here (pdf).

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